The Commission has adopted the amendment of the Digital Europe work programmes for 2024, assigning €762.7 million in funding for digital solutions to benefit citizens, public administrations, and businesses.
Firstly, the amended main work programme with a 2024 budget of nearly €549 million will focus on deploying projects that use digital technologies such as data, cloud, and advanced digital skills. The work programme will roll out support for the smooth implementation of Digital Decade multi-country projects including opportunities for European Digital Infrastructure Consortia (EDICs). New actions will support the implementation of the AI Act and the development of a European AI ecosystem, including in particular SMEs.
The Commission has earmarked the remaining €214 million for 2024 for cybersecurity, to enhance the EU’s collective resilience against cyber threats. The actions funded by this work programme will be implemented by the European Cybersecurity Competence Centre.
The first calls for the Digital Europe Programme will be published in early 2024, with more to come in spring.
Source: European Commission | Shaping Europe’s digital future (https://shorturl.at/norFK)